9 DAYS AGRICULTURAL TOUR IN UGANDA, 9 DAYS UGANDA AGRICULTURE SAFARI TRIP, AGRICULTURE SAFARI IN UGANDA

 9 DAYS AGRICULTURAL TOUR IN UGANDA, 9 DAYS UGANDA AGRICULTURE SAFARI TRIP

Tea Picking At Mpanga Tea Estate

9 Days Agricultural Tour In Uganda Safari – SAFARI OVERVIEW

9 days agricultural tour in Uganda is 8 nights/9 days agricultural safari in Uganda that combines amazing agricultural tours and astonishing landscapes of western Uganda with diverse cultural activities and plenty to see and do.

Your 9 days Uganda agricultural safari tour/trip kicks off in Kampala. From there, drive to the Fort Portal, a very scenic area of Uganda with the Rwenzori Mountains as its backdrop. Explore the Mpanga Tea Estate, where workers still harvest the tea leaves by hand. Learn about the tea planting practices, participate in the tea plucking encounter, and visit the tea factory to experience the tea processing and the fine products that are extracted from the tea leaves.

Next, travel to Kasese on the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains (Rwenzori Mountains National Park)– Africa’s most dramatic and highest mountain range rising to 5,109 meters with snowcapped peaks. Tour the local Bakonjo and the Bamba communities that have thrived on the slopes of the Rwenzori for centuries past. Discover how they have managed to live and cultivate on the slopes of Rwenzori including the crops grown, the farming practices that they follow, and how they make use of their produce.

From Kasese, undertake an unforgettable scenic drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park the home of the rare tree-climbing lions, elephants, leopards, hippos, antelopes, chimpanzees, monkeys, and over 610 bird species.

Continue to the Kigezi region to explore the coffee growing in Kisoro around the shore of the dramatic lake Mutanda and the farming practices on the steep hills of Kigezi Highlands, where the energetic Bakiga women cultivate the steep slopes from morning up to evening planting a range of crops especially potatoes.

From Kigezi, drive to Isingiro district to explore the banana-growing practices before moving to Kashari and Kiruhura areas to learn about the livestock farming practices. End this amazing 9 days safari in Uganda agricultural tour with the Equator crossing experience as you drive back to Kampala.

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9 Days Agricultural tour in Uganda – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

Discover the dramatic western region of Uganda the Pearl of Africa

Tour Mpanga tea estates tour, where workers still harvest the tea leaves by hand

Explore the farming practices of the local Bakonzo and Bamba communities on the slopes of the incredibly scenic Rwenzori Mountains

Drive through scenic Queen Elizabeth National Park, the home of Tree-climbing lions, Elephants, Buffalos, leopards, Topis, and other fantastic wildlife.

Meet, explore and learn from the local communities

Coffer tours around Lake Mutanda

Explore the terraced farms of the magical Kigezi Highlands

Banana farming exploration in the Isingiro district

Explore livestock farming in Kiruhura district

9 Days Agricultural Tour In Uganda Safari

Banana Plantation Farming In Uganda

 

9 Days Agricultural tour in Uganda – FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS

Day 1: Fort Portal – Mpanga Tea Estates

Day 2: Kasese, the Slopes of Rwenzori Mountains.

Day 3: Kabale through Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 4: Kisoro & terraced farms of Kigezi Highlands

Day 5 & 6: Isingiro District

Day 7 & 8: Kiruhura district

Day 9: Kampala – Equator Crossing Kayabwe

9 Days Agricultural Tour In Uganda – SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Transfer to Fort Portal & have an afternoon encounter in Mpanga Tea Estates

Day 2: Transfer to Kasese & explore the farming practices on the slopes of the Rwenzori mountains.

Day 3: Transfer to Kabale through Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 4: Coffee tours in Kisoro & terraced farms of Kigezi Highlands

Day 5: Transfer to Isingiro District

Day 6: Undertake the banana farming exploration in the Isingiro district

Day 7: Transfer to Kiruhura district. Make a stop in Kashari County En Route

Day 8: Whole day exploration of livestock farming in Kiruhura district

Day 9: Transfer back to Kampala with a stop at the Uganda Equator crossing.

9 Days Agricultural Tour in UgandaDETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1 of the 9 Days Agricultural tour in Uganda: Transfer to Fort Portal & Have an Afternoon Encounter in Mpanga Tea Estates.

Begin your day with an early breakfast at around 6.00 am at your place of stay in Kampala. After breakfast, embark on a 300km (about 5 hours) drive west to Fort Portal. You drive along with impressive landscapes of Mityana and Mubende with sights of the local scattered plantations and crops grown before approaching Fort Portal, a very scenic area of Uganda, situated in the shadow of the Rwenzori Mountains or Mountains of Moon. On arrival, check your accommodation, relax and have lunch.

After lunch, embark on the Mpanga tea estates tour, where workers still harvest the tea leaves by hand. The green tea plantation is spread over a beautiful undulating landscape with endless scenic views which makes it ideal to experience on this 9 days agricultural safari in Uganda.

You explore the tea planting practices and take a walk in the plantation, participate in the tea plucking encounter, visit the tea factory exploring the tea processing encounter and the fine products that are extracted from the tea. The extensive tea plantations present a rich source of garden tea in Uganda. Alternatively, you can opt to explore the tea estate on a mountain bike. Retreat from the encounter for relaxation, dinner, and overnight

The highlight of the day: – Exploring the Mpanga tea estate.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Kyaninga Lodge/Crater Safari Lodge/Ndali Lodge

Midrange/Standard: –Mountains of the Moon Hotel/Isunga Lodge Kibale/Kibale Guest Cottages

Budget/Basic: – Ruwenzori View Guesthouse

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx.  300km or 4 -5 hours

Activities & services of the day:-

  • Transfer from Kampala to Fort Portal
  • Explore Mpanga tea estate
  • Participate in the tea plucking encounter
  • Visit the tea factory

Optional activities you can choose to do on this day:-

  • Cycling tour in Mpanga Tea Estate
  • Heritage tour to the Amabere Cave
  • Hiking to the dramatic Fort Portal Crater Lake field

Day 2 of the 9 Days Agricultural tour in Uganda: Transfer to Kasese & Explore the Farming Practices on the Slopes of Rwenzori Mountains.

Start your day with breakfast at around 7.00 am and check out of the lodge. Embark on a 75km (about 2 hours) drive to Kasese on the foothills of the ‘Mountains of the Moon’ – the Rwenzori Mountains – Africa’s most dramatic and highest mountain range rising to 5,109 meters above sea level with snowcapped peaks.

Upon arrival in Kasese, you embark on the tour to the local Bakonjo and the Bamba communities that have thrived on the slopes of Mount Rwenzori for centuries past. Explore how they have managed to live and cultivate on the slopes of this third highest mountain in Africa including the crops grown, the farming practices that they follow, and how they make use of their produce.

Retire in the evening for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Highlight of the day:- Agricultural tour to the local Bakonjo and the Bamba communities that have thrived on the slopes of Mount Rwenzori for centuries past.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Equator Snow Lodge

Midrange/Standard: – Sandton Hotel Kasese

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 75km or 2 hours

Activities & services of the day:-

  • Drive to Kasese
  • Explore the farming practices on the slopes of the Rwenzori Mountains

Optional activities you can choose to do on this day:-

  • Visit Rwenzori Art Foundation
  • A nature walk in the Rwenzori Mountains

Day 3 of the 9 Days Agricultural tour in Uganda: Transfer to Kabale through Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Start your day with a relaxed breakfast at around 8.00 am. After breakfast, check out of the lodge and embark on a 328km (about 7 hours) drive to Kabale. You drive through the scenic Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s most famous park covering an area of 1,978km².

The park’s dicer ecosystem which includes rolling savannah grasslands, rainforests, acacia woodland, lakes, rivers, dense papyrus swamps, and extinct volcanic crater cones with lakes, make it the ideal habitat for a classic big gem (Lions, Leopards, Buffalos, Elephants, Hippos, etc ), ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds. It is also one of the few places where visitors are almost guaranteed to see tree-climbing lions, found only in the southern Ishasha region.

From Queen, you proceed to drive along with the eastern forested landscapes of Ruhija in the east of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park before approaching the fascinating Kigezi Highlands marked by the impressive protected landscape that has evolved from the farmers cultivating on these raised slopes. Arrive at the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight

The highlight of the day: – The classic big gem and the impressive landscape of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Mount Gahinga Lodge

Mid-range/Moderate: – Lake Chahafi Resort/Traveler’s Rest Kisoro

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services of the day include:-

  • Transfer Kabale

Other optional activities you can choose to do this day include:-

  • Search for the rare tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 4 of the 9 Days Agricultural tour in Uganda: Coffee Tours on the Shores of Lake Mutanda in Kisoro & Terraced Farms of Kigezi Highlands

After breakfast at around 7.00 am, embark on the transfer to the Kisoro area on the shores of the scenic Lake Mutanda to explore the coffee plantation encounter. You have the opportunity to explore the coffee growing practices right from planting, maintenance, harvesting, and eventually processing and drinking. The Coffee tours in Kisoro are indeed rewarding.

You retreat from the coffee encounters and connect back to the Kabale area to explore the farming practices on the slopes of the magical Kigezi Highlands where the energetic Bakiga women cultivate the steep slopes from morning up to evening planting a range of crops especially potatoes.

You explore their traditional methods of how they have managed to neutralize soil erosion on these steep landscapes. Retire for relaxation, dinner, and overnight

The highlight of the day: – Coffee tours on the shores of Lake Mutanda and the farming practices on the slopes of the Kigezi highlands.

Accommodation:-

Luxury/Upmarket: – Mount Gahinga Lodge

Mid-range/Moderate: – Lake Chahafi Resort/Traveler’s Rest Kisoro

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services of the day include:-

  • Coffee tours on the shores of Lake Mutanda

Other optional activities you can choose to do this day include:-

  • Boat cruise to Lake Mutanda islands

Day 5 of the 9 Days Agricultural tour in Uganda: Transfer to Isingiro District.

After a relaxed breakfast at around 8.30 am in the cool fresh air of Kisoro, you embark on the transfer to Isingiro district driving through impressive landscapes of Ntungamo and Rwampara before approaching Mbarara town 120km about 3 – 4 hours’ drive from Kabale from where you branch off to connect to Isingiro 74km.

You make a lunch stop in Mbarara and then connect to Isingiro arriving in the afternoon for relaxation, dinner, and overnight

Accommodation: –

Kabuyanda Guesthouse/Homestay

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – 120km or 3 – 4 hours

Activities & Services of the day include:-

Day 6 of the 9 Days Agricultural tour in Uganda: Undertake the Banana Farming Exploration in Isingiro District.

Start the day with an early breakfast at around 6.00 am. After breakfast, embark on the banana farming exploration in this part of the country which is apparently leading in the production of Matoke in Uganda. Engage with the local farmers exploring various types of bananas that they grow. Learn about the banana-growing practices, the products that they get, and how they make use of it.

You explore the local banana brewing process where local alcohol is extracted from bananas and you can have a taste if you wish, the use of banana fibers to thatch houses, the local tools that they use in plantation maintenance, and the prospects that the locals have in their plantations. It is a whole day magical exploration in the life of a Ugandan local cultivator. Retire for relaxation, dinner, and overnight

The highlight of the day: – The banana farming exploration in Isingiro

Accommodation: –

Kabuyanda Guesthouse/Homestay

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services of the day include:-

  • Banana Farming Exploration in Isingiro

Day 7 of the 9 Days Agricultural tour in Uganda: Transfer to Kiruhura District. Make a Stop in Kashari County En Route.

After a relaxed breakfast at around 8.00 am, embark on the transfer to Kiruhura district 162 km about 3 – 4 hours’ drive excluding stops en route. You drive through Mbarara town and follow Ibanda road. You make a stop en route to tour the Kashari farms with advanced exotic dairy breeds of cattle and well-cleared farms having begun the transition process earlier than most of the other dairy-producing regions in the country.

You explore the cattle maintenance, the spray races, and the milk handling procedures, and the cows themselves before continuing to Rushere in Kiruhura district. Arrive in the afternoon for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation: –

Rushere Hospital Guesthouse/Homestay 

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 162km or 3-4 hours

Activities & Services of the day include:-

  • Drive to Kiruhura District
  • Explore Kashari farms en route

Day 8 of the 9 Days Agricultural tour in Uganda: Whole Day Exploration of Livestock Farming in Kiruhura District.

Wake very early for breakfast at around 6.00 am. After breakfast, transfer to the local farms not very far from the town including the Bene Rutungu farm, Texas’s Farm, the Katamunanwire’s farm, the Mutanoga Farm among others to explore the livestock rearing practices that these people are undertaking. The area has transformed greatly to stand as the leading milk producer in Uganda as farmers have adopted the exotic cattle most of which have evolved from the cross-breeding of the exotic breed with the local Ankole long-horned cattle.

You enjoy the traditional milking practices and explore the milk collection and distribution process not forgetting to interact with farmers on how they have coped with farming as their traditional occupation.

You retreat for lunch in the afternoon, you connect to the extensive ranches where the beautiful Ankole long-horned cattle graze from. You listen to the story of how the once precious breed among the pastoralists of Ankole is threatened by the continuous desire for the increased milk production presented by the exotic ones.

Explore their beautiful longhorns with different patterns, the varying colors of their bodies, and their close touch with their herdsmen. You can have an evening performance presented by the locals especially their interesting citations and songs that all surround the cows before you retire for dinner and overnight.

The highlight of the day: – The Uganda Equator crossing experience

Accommodation: –

Rushere Hospital Guesthouse/Homestay

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services of the day include:-

  • Livestock Farming Exploration

Day 9 of the 9 Days Agricultural tour in Uganda: Transfer Back to Kampala with a stop at the Uganda Equator Crossing.

Have an early breakfast at 7.00 am. After breakfast, embark on a 240km (3-4 hours) drive to Kampala, following the Kaguta road before joining Mbarara – Masaka – Kampala road at Kaguta road junction.

You make a stop at the Uganda Equator Crossing Kayabwe; Uganda is one of the few countries in the world where you can cross this imaginary geographical line on land. And this is where you can stand with one leg in the Northern hemisphere while the other remains in the Southern! It makes for great photographs and memories. It is also an impressive site for purchasing memorabilia to take back home as a memento of this amazing safari in Uganda. You proceed on the drive 77km to Kampala to mark the end of the 9-day agricultural tour in Uganda

The highlight of the day: – The Uganda Equator crossing experience

Accommodation:

 Rushere Hospital Guesthouse/Homestay

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – 240km or 3-4 hours

Activities & Services of the day include:-

  • Transfer from Kiruhura to Kampala
  • Photoshoots at the Uganda Equator

End of the 9 Days Agricultural tour in Uganda

9 Days Agricultural Tour in Uganda Safari SAFARI INCLUSIONS

  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

9 Days Agricultural Tour in Uganda Safari SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides, and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages/drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

Links of related safari accommodation in the featured safari destinations of the 9 Days Agricultural Tour in Uganda Safari

Accommodation in Kiruhura District

  • Luxury accommodation in Kiruhura District
  • Midrange accommodation in Kiruhura District
  • Budget accommodation in Kiruhura District

Accommodation in Isingiro District

  • Luxury accommodation in Isingiro District
  • Midrange accommodation in Isingiro District
  • Budget accommodation in Isingiro District

Accommodation in Lake Mburo National Park

  • Luxury accommodation in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Midrange accommodation in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Budget accommodation in Lake Mburo National Park

Visas For Uganda – Do You Need A Visa To Enter/Tour Uganda? Here Are Uganda Entry, Exit, And Visa Requirements

Passport;-

Any world traveler interested in a Uganda safari or a Uganda tour is required to be in possession of a valid passport issued by the respective country of origin. Uganda immigration Authorities require that the passport copy should be 6 months valid and must have at least one page where the stamp can be put.

Regarding the citizens of the East African Community, it can be noted that they do not require passports to enter Uganda. They can travel under the admissible temporary document and use their national identification cards for identification.

At Prime Safaris and Tours Ltd, your safety is our utmost priority. We have thus undertaken the necessary safety measures in compliance with the approved Standard Operating Procedures by the Governments of ALL African countries in which we operate with a goal of protecting our customers while traveling and on their Africa safari. The following guidelines will be applicable for your  Safari in Uganda, Rwanda, Congo, and other African Countries.